The Name of Red

The Name of Red

by Beena Khan


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The woman in Red has a secret admirer.

Two strangers on the same path
Survivors. Companions.
They will be each other's salvation

On a rainy, winter night, a mysterious woman in a red dress seeking shelter comes inside the restaurant Kabir was busy working in —primarily the bar— and night after night, drink after drink, she comes back to the same spot. That is where he sees her for the first time.

Hundreds of patrons around her try to speak with her daily, but she dismisses them. It appears she wants to remain in a blissful peace alone with her booze and books. After seeing the mysterious woman reading a book, and because of his shy nature, Kabir gains entrance into her life by anonymously leaving books with notes for her.

The Name of Red is the story of two strangers, two different personalities who meet on a winter, rainy night who challenge each other. They have a connection which blossoms into a friendship due to their fondness of books. But they both have secrets that can bind them together or threaten their newfound relationship forever.

An intimate character piece. Complex and compelling. Distinct and realistic. - Publishers Weekly, BookLife Prize Contest

I loved Beena Khan's The Name of Red. First of all, it's about readers—two at least. Second, it's a powerful look into how love starts and how it grows, a triumphant debut as an author. - ReadersFavorite.

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ISBN-13: 9781663500939
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 05/14/2020
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Beena Khan lives in a suburb in Queens, New York in her apartment. She is 27 years old from Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. She is an immigrant who moved to New York when she was five years old. She currently holds a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology from Cuny School of Professional Sciences. She enjoys reading, writing, and netflixing. This is her debut novel.

She loves hearing from people, and you can find her on her website,, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @beenaxkhan for upcoming releases and further book news.

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